Famous People from Arlington Heights
- Brett Basanez – Football, Northwestern University star dual threat quarterback, 2002-2005, Carolina Panthers QB 2006-2008, Chicago Bears QB 2009. – Viator High school.
- Steve Chen, Co-Founder of Youtube. – Hersey High School
- Dave Corzine NBA basketball player
- Ray Kroc Legendary businessman behind McDonald’s success, was a long-time resident.
- Marlee Matlin Actress – John Hersey High School.
- Brian McBride Former professional soccer player for the US Men’s National Team. - Buffalo Grove High School.
- Tim McIlrath Lead singer of the band Rise Against. Currently AH resident. – Our Lady of the Wayside Catholic School, Rolling Meadows High School
- Ray Meyer Long-time head coach of DePaul University’s men’s basketball program, lived in Arlington Heights
- Jim Michaels Producer/Director/Actor- John Hersey High School.
- Jennifer Morrison Actress on House; Captain Kirk’s mom – Star Trek, movie Warrior, – attended Prospect High School.
- Mike Myers Baseball, New York Yankees pitcher
- Tom Nelson Football, Free Safety, Punt and Kick Returner, Professional – Cincinnati Bengals, College – Illinois State University, – John Hersey High School
- Chris Nowinski WWE wrestler
- Ted Nugent Musician; attended -Viator High School
- Walter Payton Running back for the Chicago Bears lived in Arlington Heights during his early years with the team
- Jarrett Payton U of Miami running back 2001-2004, Tennessee Titans RB, 2005, – Viator High School
- Tom Preissing Hockey, Los Angeles Kings defensemen in the NHL.
- Jonathan Spector Professional soccer (football) player for the US Men’s National Team and West Ham United F.C. in the English Premier League. - Viator High School
- Bruce Sutter Hall of Fame relief pitcher for the Chicago Cubs(1976-1980) lived there during his time with the team
- Tom Zbikowski Football and boxing, Notre Dame, professional boxer, 2008 3rd round draft pick of the Baltimore Ravens from – Buffalo Grove High School
Did I miss anyone?